CONTEST: Make a Meme, Win a Bert & Ernie Book!

Published: October 9, 2019
Categories: Feature

Over the past year-and-a-half, both Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch wrote some fun motivational books.  To celebrate, we held contests in which we dumbed down the concept of a “book” and turned them into memes.  You – our talented readers – made a bunch of Cookie and Grouch memes, and the results were (dare I say) brilliant.

The third book in the series – The Importance of Being Ernie (and Bert) – is now available, and we’re giving you a chance to win a free one!  Thanks to the good folks at Macmillan Publishing, we have five copies of the book to give away.  As you may have guessed, we’re using the same strategy as before.  Make a meme, win a prize.

Here are the rules: Your meme must include Bert, Ernie, or some sort of reference to either (i.e. pigeons, rubber ducks, etc.).  You can parody an existing meme, slap some funny text onto a photo, draw a picture, create a video, or whatever creative output you can fathom.

Need an example?  Okay, how about this?

Need another example?  Okay fine, have it your way.

Hungry for more?  Cool, I love sharing my own memes!

We’ll choose five of the most clever/original/funny memes, and the creators will win a copy of the new book!  And as we’ve done for the previous contests, everyone who sends us a Bert and Ernie meme will receive a special prize in the mail: An exclusive and rare Sesame Street vinyl pin!  (Sorry, US-based addresses only!)

Can’t wait for the contest?  You can find The Importance of Being Ernie (and Bert) in stores and online now!

To enter, just send your meme to along with your name and mailing address.  Entries without addresses will not be considered for prizes.

The deadline for entries is Friday, October 18th.  Plenty of time to take a bubble bath, count your paperclips, and create a meme worthy of a free book!

Good luck, and happy meme-ing!

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